2019 DOE Office of Electricity Annual Peer Review



The DOE Office of Electricity annual Peer Review and Update Meeting is a programmatic review of projects funded by the DOE OE Energy Storage Program. This year’s event will take place at the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26, 2019. Click the link below to learn more about event registration and schedule, hotel registration, and paper/poster submission guidelines.






Cordova Electric Cuts Ribbon on New Energy Future



Senator Lisa Murkowski, along with Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of the Energy Storage Program at the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy, and members of the Sandia National Laboratories Energy Storage Systems team, were in Cordova, Alaska for the ribbon cutting of Cordova Electric Cooperative’s battery energy storage system. The goal for the Cordova Electric Cooperative is to be 90% renewable by 2025.



Symposium Dedicated to ES Technology and Regulatory Issues


Join the Department of Energy, Southern Research, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Sandia National Laboratories, and Oak Ridge National Lab for the return of the Southeastern Energy Storage Symposium, a full day of insight from top experts on disruptive technologies in energy storage. The only event of its kind in the region, the symposium will cover a broad spectrum of topics on the landscape of energy storage policy and regulation. Attendees will be able to participate in a wide breadth of panels and sessions hosted by leaders in the industry, as well as learn more about the technologies and innovations underway at the SR Energy Storage Research.







Electricity Powers Everything We Do



Find out how the Office of Electricity helps ensure America’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable today and for future generations. See DOE Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker discuss the Office of Electricity’s OE’s mission, priorities, and activities.





Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2


The latest version of QuESt, Sandia’s open source software for energy storage valuation, has been released.
QuESt v1.2 features the debut of QuESt BTM, an application aimed at providing analysis tools for behind-the-meter energy storage.




DOE Global Energy Storage Database



The DOE Global Energy Storage Database is the go-to source for unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date information on energy-storage projects and policies. The database is publicly accessible and simple to use, providing an open-access resource for detailed energy-storage project and policy information, and allowing users to contribute data through a third-party vetting process.



Review Energy Storage Webinars on Resilience



It’s now possible to review the recordings and presentations from the first two webinars in a series sponsored by the DOE Energy Storage Program through Sandia National Laboratories, and facilitated by Strategen Consulting. These presentations examine applications, technologies, and deployment of energy storage to enhance grid resilience.


DOE's Office of Electricity Discusses ESS



Michael Pesin and Imre Gyuk of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity discuss the state of research and implementation in energy storage technologies.

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The ESS Mission

The goal of the ESS program is to develop advanced energy storage technologies and systems, in collaboration with industry, academia, and government institutions that will increase the reliability, performance, and competitiveness of electricity generation and transmission in the electric grid and in standalone systems.